Alice Austen House


11/7/1510:00am– 11:00am

Family Fun Day: Manners Can Be Fun


Have fun while learning about Alice Austen and etiquette during the Victorian period, and understand why manners are important today. This program will include lessons on good posture, the history of the handshake, and how to introduce yourself and others. We will practice and everyone can demonstrate these essential skills for the group. Perfect for families with children ages 5 and up. Materials provided. Secure your spot today, space is limited: 718-816-4506 x10 or

11/8/1512:00pm– 4:00pm

Vintage Camera Day


Have fun with the art of vintage photography! Explore how Alice Austen took and processed photographs; learn about the cyanotype printing progress; visit the “Camera Doctor” to get your vintage cameras back up and running; and take part in our #AliceAustenEveryday photo series by taking photographs of the house and grounds with vintage cameras. FREE

1:00pm How Alice Austen captured and processed images: vintage photography demonstration with Imara Moore
2:30pm Cyanotype demonstration with Ed Coppola and Doug Schwab

11/22/153:00pm– 5:00pm

Readings by Staten Island OutLOUD: Scott’s Wife, Mistress & St. Paul Sisters


Staten Island OutLOUD invites you to consider the lives of Scott’s wife, his mistress, and some writers from his era and his hometown of St. Paul, Minnesota. Event information:

11/28/15– 11/29/15

Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair


11:00 am- 5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday

Find special holiday gifts made by local artists and artisans.